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Offline Salthorse

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Punctured rear tyre
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:38:06 AM »
Three months old, nail in the side wall of the rear tyre, $450 later.  :thud:

At least it was a very slow leak so no need to use the tyre filler gunk and I think the price of the tyre was pretty good all things considered as I have seen them advertised for over $600 a pop.
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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 07:52:48 AM »
Three months old, nail in the side wall of the rear tyre, $450 later.  :thud:

At least it was a very slow leak so no need to use the tyre filler gunk and I think the price of the tyre was pretty good all things considered as I have seen them advertised for over $600 a pop.

Is that for the P Zero? Wow, they aren't cheap!

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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 08:30:40 PM »
A nail hole and it couldn't be repaired..?
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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 09:08:18 PM »
Not in the side wall . How did you get a nail in the side wall ?

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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 09:24:27 PM »
used to be legal did sidewalls all the time..
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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 09:29:56 PM »
I don't know if it legal or not but its not a good place to have a repair .

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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 10:04:11 PM »
Yes, it's the Pzero. Not sure how the nail found the side wall but I saw it firmly stuck in there angled up towards the centre of the rim. And it was a bloody long nail.
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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 05:58:03 PM »
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Bugger!!!!
Pity that spare you sold me didnt fit. As you said. Hope I never need it.

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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 07:59:21 PM »
I don't know if it legal or not but its not a good place to have a repair .

Ok, why..?
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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2016, 09:27:57 AM »
Ok, why..?

This is a completely uneducated guess, but I reckon that because the tyre walls are thinner then the tread, and the walls are subject to forces operating at different angles to the repair, therefore making it less stable or less strong?

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Re: Punctured rear tyre
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2016, 05:52:49 PM »
Yes, the sidewall is thinner. Also does not have the reinforcing that the tread part has. Sidewalls are designed to flex under load and during cornering. The distortion could cause any patch/plug to come loose. I have seen a tubeless tyre with sidewall damage where the owner decided to install a tube and the hole split under pressure and the tube ballooned out through the tear. Ever watch a drag race car's rear tyre in a hard start. A road tyre distorts but not nearly as much.

 

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